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  1. #286 – Fire Hydrant Colors: Their NFPA Spectrum and Meaning

    #286 – Fire Hydrant Colors: Their NFPA Spectrum and Meaning
    Learn what fire hydrant colors mean, including the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) national recommendations.
  2. #285 – Digital Pressure Gauges in Fire Sprinkler Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

    #285 – Digital Pressure Gauges in Fire Sprinkler Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
    Learn why handheld digital pressure gauges are bringing flexibility, accuracy, and greater convenience to standpipe and fire protection ITM tasks.
  3. #283 – Fire Sprinkler Head Replacement: Who is Authorized to Do It and How?

    #283 – Fire Sprinkler Head Replacement: Who is Authorized to Do It and How?
    It’s time to replace your fire sprinkler heads. QRFS explains the equipment, NFPA standards, and procedures involved in repairing a sprinkler system.
  4. #272 – Facility Maintenance: Fire Inspection Software is the Efficiency & Compliance Solution

    #272 – Facility Maintenance: Fire Inspection Software is the Efficiency & Compliance Solution
    Learn how fire inspection software ensures life safety by helping facility managers perform faster, more reliable inspections, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems.
  5. #268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?

    #268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?
    Let QRFS's crash course on state licensing and NICET certification help you find authorized and eminently skilled standpipe and fire sprinkler contractors.
  6. #267 – What Dial Range Should You Select When You Buy a Pitot Gauge?

    #267 – What Dial Range Should You Select When You Buy a Pitot Gauge?
    Handheld pitot gauge kits make flow tests easy. But it’s important to match pitot tube pressure gauges to the flow rates and orifice sizes you’ll be testing.
  7. #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies

    #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies
    Get to know your fire sprinkler system risers better with a look at common components and manifolds in wet-pipe sprinkler systems—both commercial and residential.
  8. #262 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Inspection Software Repairs the Process for Correcting Deficiencies

    #262 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Inspection Software Repairs the Process for Correcting Deficiencies
    QRFS examines Inspect Point, a digital ITM software solution that’s dramatically improving life safety—and profits for ITM contractors.
  9. #261 – Fire Sprinkler Head Guard Color: Requirements and Best Practices

    #261 – Fire Sprinkler Head Guard Color: Requirements and Best Practices
    Smart color choices help code-compliant fire sprinkler head guards (sprinkler head cages) enhance a building's look while reducing accidental discharges.
  10. #258 – Pump Priming 101: Do I Have to Prime My Hydrostatic Test Pump?

    #258 – Pump Priming 101: Do I Have to Prime My Hydrostatic Test Pump?
    QRFS explains when manual priming is required by a gravity feed – even for self-priming hydrostatic test pumps.

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